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Catch Moonchild Sanelly & Alsarah Live at BAM This Weekend

As part of our 100 Women concerts.

South Africa's buzzing Moonchild Sanelly and East African retro pop group Alsarah & The Nubatones will be bringing their electrifying live shows to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this weekend in conjunction with OkayAfrica's 100 Women.

Moonchild Sanelly has been breaking charts and dance floors in South Africa and across the globe with her infectious solo singles like "Isthembu" and "Weh Mameh," as well as collaborations like "Makhe," "iWalk Ye Phara," and "Midnight Starring." She will be playing at BAM on Friday, March 22.

Alsarah & The Nubatones will be presenting a special performance: a salute to the Sudan Uprisings, showcasing live footage from the protests, curated and performed by Marine Elneel and various other members of the Sudani diaspora coming together in solidarity with what is happening on the ground in Sudan right now. They will be performing at BAM on Saturday, March 23.

The artists will be playing BAMcafé Live this weekend, on Friday and Saturday night, as part of our 100 Women concerts.

See all detail below and sign up for updates on the events here.


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Friday, March 22. Moonchild Sanelly. 9PM—11PM at BAMcafé. More info here.

Saturday, March 23. Alsarah & The Nubatones. 9PM—11PM at BAMcafé. More info here.

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The third annual OkayAfrica 100 Women campaign is now live! In 2017, we established an exclusive platform to pay homage to 100 women of excellence among the diaspora during Women's History Month. This year our 100 Women List is dedicated to the youth. We are celebrating the daughters of the continent for their dedication to disrupting the status quo locally and creating safe spaces for African women globally.

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